Category Archives: Running

Simple 5K Training Plan For Beginners

Want to shake off the winter woes and shape up for summer? Try signing up for a 5k. Running a 5K is a great goal for beginners. A lot of excitement and motivation can be generated by participating. But the … Continue reading

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Simple Yet Effective Recovery Plan After A Marathon

Do you know that after finishing a marathon race, the recovery window for your body can take anywhere from a few weeks up to several months? But more importantly, your body’s recovery depends on the strategies you employ right after … Continue reading

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Ways To Reduce Post-Race Heartburn

Have you ever had the feeling of acid going back to your esophagus while drinking a post-race recovery beverage? If you answered yes, then you might be suffering from post-race heartburn. Exercise can trigger heartburn, especially if the lower esophageal … Continue reading

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COMPRESSION APPARELS – DO THEY WORK?

You may have seen marathoners wearing compression socks that are highly fashionable, either half-calf or sometimes full-thighs in length. These running garments are based on the concept that compression apparels can improve a runner’s blood flow to the muscle during … Continue reading

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ENERGY GELS – BOOST OR BUST FOR ENDURANCE SPORTS?

Years ago, runners relied on flat colas and sports drinks as their main source of carbohydrates to keep them up and running during long endurance events like half marathons and marathons. Carrying these hydration and energy-giving drinks, however, can add … Continue reading

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NEVER STAY “DRY” – KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED DURING A MARATHON

There’s only a few days left before the LA Marathon. After a week of rain in Los Angeles the forecast for this weekend’s marathon is in the high 70’s making it really necessary to watch your hydration during the event. … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN YOU WORK OUT IN WINTER

Some important notes before training or exercising in cold weather Winter athletes use different training regimens to stay fit and competitive. Exercising in cold weather is one of the most important aspects of their training, because it helps them get … Continue reading

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Good News For Gluttons! – Read This Before You Start “The Season Of Stuffing”

Last week marked the beginning of the “Great Gluttony Season”, starting with Thanksgiving, followed by numerous festive events that generally involved lots of guzzling and glugging and not a huge amount of strenuous activity. To be followed by a New … Continue reading

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Running – Couch 2 5K Week 3 (and an apology)

For reasons best known to my MP3 player, when I updated my podcasts this morning, it decided to delete week 2. I had no alternative but to move on to week 3.  Even though I wanted to keep on Week … Continue reading

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New Years Resolution – This Is The Year I will Run – Couch 2 5K

A couple of years ago I started running with the Couch to 5K program which helps people start running 3-5k regularly.  I found it to be quite transforming. I have never been much of a runner, despite the fact that … Continue reading

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